“He shows fantastic attention to detail, picks up the key points quickly, deals with issues practically and in a sensible way, and is a good negotiator as well.”
Chambers & Partners
James Watson QC
James is a practising Barrister and Mediator specialising in the field of clinical negligence with long experience of all types of claim in this field. He was called to the Bar in 1979 and took silk in 2000. He qualified as a mediator in 1995 and has been an active mediator since then.
My experience as a barrister in practice over 40 years has given me technical familiarity with a wide range of disputes. In terms of balance and perspective I have always tried, and mostly succeeded in retaining a broadly even spread between claimant and defendant work.
I regard mediation as an opportunity for the parties to discuss and explore the issues in an environment which is informal but managed so that they can participate directly in seeking to resolve the claim under dispute.